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[31 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Dutch cycling duo ends marathon trip on Jeju, South Korea

Peter Mak (left) and Karen Van Toor | Credit: David Holmes
Cycling the world, one revolution at a time
Story and photos by David Homles
They cycled nearly 38,000 miles in six years through 38 countries. They survived severe malaria, rampant rats and stone-throwing Africans. But it took the global financial crisis to end the cycling odyssey of Peter Mak and Karen Van Toor. Last stop: Jeju Island.
Mak and Van Toor arrived on Jeju-do via ferry on Oct. 14, the last stop on an epic personal odyssey that was put into motion eight …

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[13 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

My name is Olivia. I am nine years old. I came to Jeju when I was eight years old. I go to Samyang Primary School. At school, I have seven friends. I sit beside Coral, my Canadian friend. Sometimes I go to the beach with her. At the beach I make sandcastles and go swimming. I usually go under water with my goggles and look for fish, but I never see them. I think Jeju is fun because it’s an island and there are lots of beaches.
My favorite …

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[31 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Welcome to English News KCTV – I’m Nik Brountas….”- and with those words he leads into the top story of the day from the studio of the new English language news service dedicated to serving foreigners living and working on Jeju island.
Today I’m interviewing Nik at the modern and bustling KCTV office in Yeon-dong. Kang In-Hee, the production director also sits in on the questions, and I get the proceedings started by asking how he came to be anchorman: “I knew someone who does some English editing work …

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[25 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The amateur league baseball season on Jeju has begun and the huge stadium behind the bus terminal in Jeju City is alive with the sounds of the game. However, it’s something you usually don’t hear much of – apart from a circulating rumour that some foreigners are participating on an undetermined day at an undetermined time. Jeju Life managed to track down one of those foreigners, Canadian Troy MacLellan, to find out more.
MacLellan’s history with Baseball
MacLellan‘s first encounters with the league came in October 2007 when …